Course - CP4 - Cathodic Protection Specialist

The CP 4—Cathodic Protection Specialist Course focuses on the principles and procedures for CP design on a variety of structures for both galvanic and impressed current systems.

Skill Assessment:
Upon successful completion of the CP Specialist Examination, a Certified NACE Cathodic Protection Specialist will have passed a written exam that includes various levels of assessment of the following skill and knowledge factors:

  • Design complete CP systems in a variety of industry applications including water tanks, aboveground and underground storage tanks, and pipelines
  • Demonstrate knowledge of rectifier and ground bed installation, along with source code calculations and protective coatings Perform corrosion analysis on the job site
  • Manage and direct field tests
  • Apply new technologies to existing CP programs
  • Provide formal training to understudies on basic and advanced CP concepts
  • Understand and comply with codes, regulations, reporting procedures, and standard practices

    NACE is recognized as an Authorized Provider of Continuing Education Units by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In order for a learner to “Successfully Complete” a NACE course and thereby receive a Certificate of Completion and CEUs, the following criteria must be met:

        •Attend the entire course
        •Successfully pass each learning assessment for the course with a score of 70% or higher

    Learning assessments may include: a cumulative average quiz score, a practical exam, and/or a written exam.
    For learners who do not meet the two criteria above, a retake of the course and the related learning assessments will be required, in order to receive a Certificate of Completion with CEUs and “Successfully Complete” the NACE course.

    Disclaimer: This Certificate of Completion denotes successful completion of the NACE course, and should not be interpreted as the award of a NACE Institute Certification.

    At the conclusion of the course you will be asked to complete a course evaluation.

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    Students involved in the design, installation, and maintenance of CP systems.

    NOTE: There is not a direct progression from CP 3–Cathodic Protection Technologist to CP 4–Cathodic Protection Specialist. Substantial experience involving all aspects of cathodic protection, including design and formal education in math/science/engineering is critical to students' success in the course. Attendance at the CP 3–Cathodic Protection Technologist Course is strongly recommended before sitting for the CP 4–Cathodic Protection Specialist Course.

    Students must have completed college or university-level courses in algebra, geometry, and trigonometry, and must have significant amounts of practical experience in CP Design

    • Theoretical concepts behind the design and considerations that influence the design
    • Design factors, and calculations (including attenuation).

    • CP4 - CP Specialist Student Manual
    • CP4 - CP Specialist Student Manual on CD
    Schedule Summary
     Start TimeEnd Time
    Day 11:00 PM7:30 PM
    Day 28:00 AM7:30 PM
    Day 38:00 AM7:30 PM
    Day 48:00 AM7:30 PM
    Day 58:00 AM7:30 PM
    Day 68:00 AM5:00 PM